News Bits: Nene Leakes’ Son Turns Himself In, LL Cool J x Sarah Palin, Suge Knight Loses Teeth


Vibe / March 31, 2010

Bryson Bryant, the son of Nene Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta, turned himself in to the Georgia police last night (March 30). According to TMZ, the son of the housewife, who has appeared on the show before, was originally thought to have been taken in on a weapons charge, however, later reports revealed that he turned himself in on an outstanding warrant, which was related to his arrest for possession of marijuana on March 7. Bryant was apparently released at 3 a.m. this morning.

LL Cool J wants you to know that his upcoming interview on Sarah Palin’s new TV show, Real American Stories has been here for years. Palin’s show, which debuts tomorrow (April 1) on Fox News supposedly repackaged an old interview done with LL. On his Twitter feed, the rapper wrote, “Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW.” LL’s apperance was heavily hyped and featured with GE CEO Jack Welsh and country singer Toby Keith. In the old segment, LL talks about his admiration for America, stating, “My family is very pro-American. My grandfather used to sit me in his lap, and we would watch all of the old World War II shows that used to come on, back in the day. I’m totally on it, totally into it, and I love it. My grandfather, even after we said grace, he would say, ‘Chow!’”

Things have not been going well for Suge Knight. The former Death Row Records CEO was allegedly forced to postpone a court date in an ongoing lawsuit with Kanye West, this time due to a nasty car accident. According to Knight’s lawyer, Marc Brumer, who spoke to the Miami New Times, “He was in a pretty serious car accident. He lost a couple of teeth, he’s in pain, and he can’t speak.” The lawsuit with Kanye is due to a 2005 incident at The Shore Club, where Knight was shot in the femur and had to undergo surgery. He is suing for the cost of his medical bills and a $135,000 diamond earring that he claims was jacked during the scuffle. “He’s a very adept businessman,” Brumer said of Knight. “He’s a mess, but he’s sharp. Nobody likes Kanye West anymore. Even though he’s still selling millions of records, everybody’s sick of him.”

Compiled by Jonathan Eiseman